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    Education & Training

    Consilience delivers lively, bespoke training courses of 1-5 days duration on the subjects of crude oil and refined products physical and derivatives trading, hedging, financing, valuation and logistics. The CEO, Liz Bossley, delivers lectures annually to the Masters in Trading programme of the University of Geneva and has also appeared as a guest lecturer for Professor Alex Kemp at the University of Aberdeen, for the University of Calgary at Balliol and for Thomson Reuters in Geneva.. She has delivered lectures and courses in London, Aberdeen, Aksai, Minsk, Malta, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Bali, Malta, the Isle of Lewis, Kuala Lumpur, Riyadh, Houston and San Antonio.

     

    Liz Bossley, the CEO, is a visiting lecturer at the University of Geneva, the University of Aberdeen and delivered an energy trading module of an MBA course for the University of Calgary in Balliol, Oxford.

     

    The modern business environment is changing rapidly and demands tight budgetary control, multi-tasking and staff rotation. This places a premium on organisational continuity and the ability to bring staff quickly up the learning curve to operational effectiveness. Consilience has well established practices for providing the best quality in oil and gas training courses.

     

    The modern business environment is changing rapidly and demands tight budgetary control, multi-tasking and staff rotation. This places a premium on organisational continuity and the ability to bring staff quickly up the learning curve to operational effectiveness. Consilience has well established practices for providing the best quality in crude oil, refined products and tanker freight training courses.

     

    Consilience provides experienced speakers and trainers for both in-house and external audiences. We also specialise in targeted training and coaching programmes for individuals or teams at all levels from beginners to the Boardroom.

    For External

    Audiences

    These include:

    • Individual briefings for incoming managers and directors
    • Basic practical training for new employees
    • Advanced Training in specific markets for experienced traders
    • Group understanding and teamwork exercises

    Consilience also delivers on-the-job training to new traders and shipping operators in companies producing and selling oil for the first time. Consilience personnel will sit overseas with new, often local, staff as they implement trading and hedging policy at start up and schedule their first pipeline transfers or cargo loading and documentation.

    The content of

    our Trading Courses

    • Oil price formation
    • Crude oil valuation and Value Adjustment Mechanisms
    • Marketing, trading and hedging strategies
    • Project finance using the forward price curve
    • Transportation and Lifting Agreements
    • Trading and operations departments: separate, but complementary
    • Terminal procedures and operations and general terms and conditions of trade
    • Refining and margin optimisation
    • Trading the Brent/Forties/Oseberg/Ekofisk/Troll grade option contract
    • Futures contracts: ICE, CME, DME, SPIMEX and INE
    • What is special about “dated-to-paper” CFDs
    • Swaps and options- they can be easier than they look
    • Oil and gas pipelines and tariffs

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